The classic, world-spanning Masks of Nyarlathotep campaign for Call of Cthulhu.
Set in 1925, adventures begin in New York then move overseas to include London, Egypt, Kenya, Shanghai and Western Australia as the investigators follow in the footsteps of the ill-fated Carlyle Expedition.
From the back cover:
"At last the stars are almost right. Soon Nyarlathotep's plans will come to fruition. Then the world will be changed irrevocably - but not quite yet. Pesky human investigators have learned much. Now they must survive long enough to make sense of what they know, and take resolute action.
This roleplaying classic is a series of linked adventures forming one long and unforgettable campaign. Horrifying deeds and dangerous sorcery dog those who dare attempt to unravel the fate of the Carlyle Expedition. The non-linear narrative keeps players baffled and on their toes. Action is the byword as the player-characters evade or combat cultists, magic, mad men, and the dread powers of the Outer Gods."
The german edition differs from the english editons. It comes as a box with additional material and contains the following items:
- a book of 208 pages containing the adventure
- a book of 62 pages containing the handouts and some new spells and weapons
- a book of 96 pages containing source material about the locations of the adventure